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    EGL Spring 2017 - Return of the Voyageurs - The Cedar Tough and the Marshmallows

    I'm going to get this trip report going, but this report will be a little different because the real story will have to be told by "The Cedar Tough"; four amazingly hardy trippers who literally travelled through hell and high water to complete the Canoe > Cedar > Opeongo loop in the Spring of 2017. Paddling from dawn to dusk, running down and slogging up raging, swollen rivers, battling icy waters and four foot waves, the four; ConnieB, Iguana, KeeWayKeno and Quiet managed to cover some 160+ kilometers (100+ miles) in six days, if you don't count the last rest day with the Marshmallows. If you've ever paddled and portaged in the Boreal, as I have for the last 40+ years, know that these folks took tripping to the limit; if you haven't hopefully their report will give you a sense of it.


    Left to right: Quiet, Iguana, ConnieB, KeeWayKeno

    Raise a shout of praise for The Cedar Tough!!!
    Last edited by Chard; 05-23-2017 at 13:55.
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    We were in the Cedar Lk area this past weekend. Wind, rain, cold and buggy. Having almost 40 yrs experience with Algonquin Interior, I bow to your fortitude! This will have been an epic trip!

    Bob
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    Myself being one of the marshmallows, I am amazed by the trip they took. It would have broken me in 2. I hope to recover enough to do something like this but with more time to stop and enjoy nature.
    I look forward to seeing some of the pictures and videos from these brave warriors.
    Hats off to Quiet, Iguana, ConnieB, KeeWayKeno!!!!
    With great respect,
    Marshmallow
    If the minds of living beings are impure, their land is also impure, but if their minds are pure, so is their land. There are not two lands, pure or impure in themselves. The difference lies solely in the good or evil of our minds.

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    glad everyone's back safe and healthy.
    A lotta ins... lotta outs... lotta what-have-you's

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    A few pics


    Sunset on the Hammock Forums


    Opeongo lake Trout

    Opeongo Store

    Note: Looking at them online, I'll need to go back and re-edit the RAW files
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    Nobody said they were doing up the Trip Report, so I'm plugging away at it now if that's cool with y'all. I'll fire a draft to my fellow CLT (Cedar Lake Tough .. ha!) for review before posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeeWayKeno View Post
    Nobody said they were doing up the Trip Report, so I'm plugging away at it now if that's cool with y'all. I'll fire a draft to my fellow CLT (Cedar Lake Tough .. ha!) for review before posting.

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    Hiya,

    I think Iguana might be working on one. For my own part, I don't feel entitled to write anything more than a minor appendices to the main triplog.

    Two reports would be twice as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chard View Post
    Two reports would be twice as good.
    It would be interesting to see two (or more) perspectives on the same trip ... from a 20 year age difference!!

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    I've gone through a few packages of menthol patches for muscle pain, had 2 acupuncture/massage treatments, and a physiotherapy next Monday for cubital tunnel syndrome (a pinched nerve somewhere between wrist to the neck), and I am almost caught up with my sleep. That's the side effects of how ill-prepared I was for the trip!!! I will be better prepared next time - I am adding whisky to my pack

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    NEXT TIME!?!
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